Macedonia reopened its border with Greece for refugees

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The journey for those wanting to continue to western Europe is increasingly difficult. Although Macedonia reopened its border with Greece this week, few have been allowed to cross.

CCTV’s Filio Kontrafourin reports from the Idomeni border in Greece.

Macedonia reopened its border with Greece for refugees

The journey for those wanting to continue to Western Europe is increasingly difficult. Although Macedonia reopened its border with Greece this week, few have been allowed to cross.

Hundreds of refugees are stuck on the Greek side in freezing temperatures. It forced Greek authorities to allow aid groups to reopen a camp.

This frontier could soon become the end of the road for more refugees trying to reach northern Europe. It’s not only border closures by Greece’s neighbor, it’s also the new rules it imposed on those wanting to continue on the Balkan route.

A day after the border reopened, people are moving extremely slow. Dozens waited for hours at the gate in freezing temperatures, only to return to the camp.
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia didn’t open its border until late afternoon, and only for 200 people.